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    Rollei 35 LED

    Hello. I'm in San Francisco and I have a Rollei 35 LED that is missing the battery cover that screws in at the top. Can anyone recommend a source to find another one? I've looked on ebay for a parts camera and no luck so far. Thanks for any leads. Dana

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    harry fleenor down in manhatten beach, near la, should be able to supply one.

    http://www.rolleirepairs.com/cla.htm

    Also, DAG camera repair has a huge parts inventory, he says his web site only shows 10 percent of what he has from a wide variety of brands.

    http://www.dagcamera.com/index.html

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    It'd be worth giving Glass Key in the Lower Haight a call. He has boxes of various cameras in various states of repair and such-
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Glass...19199231470385

    Have you tried covers from other cameras? I've had luck with a Pentax battery cover on a Nikon. Not sure what the Rollei 35 LED cover looks like, but in the manual it has a rather typical look to it.

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    Thanks for the suggestions - will contact.

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    Thanks all - was able to buy one from Harry Fleenor.

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    Just to add to this conversation, a few things about this model:

    - First off, the battery is only necessary for the meter. That's true of any of the Rollei 35 models, except for the B35, which has a selenium meter and requires no battery.

    - When you use the meter with a Rollei 35, try to point it slightly toward the ground or straight ahead. Don't point it upward, as the sky will affect the meter reading.

    - In general, I think the models with the Triotar aren't as sturdy as those with this Tessar or Sonnar. They use too much plastic and just lack a solid feel to them.

    - Don't force anything on a Rollei 35, particularly the film advance lever. You can damage some of the internal gearing, especially on those with the Triotar.

    - The shutter must be tensioned (cocked) before the lens can be collapsed.

    - The Triotar is a decent lens. I don't think it's as good as a Tessar, but by f/8 you probably won't notice a difference.

    Good luck with the camera. They are a lot of fun to use and certainly very compact and unobtrusive.

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    IMHO Triotar is the best lens on small Rolleis and oldest Rolleis. I have 3 Sonnar and I could not warm them. Triotar is an line catching monster and even sky is like cut with a razor. Dont underestimate , you have one of the best lenses ever.
    Can you please ask easier questions ? One Apug members request .



 

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